If students are suspended or expelled, or if they drop out because of a conviction of a sexual offense, it would be included on their official transcript under a bill being pushed by Montgomery County Del. Maricé Morales.
A Republican in Virginia's Senate wants to tweak rules for cigarette retailers — and put cigarette sales under a different regulator — to help halt trafficking, but his colleagues on the House side recommended killing the legislation.
Maryland is one of just a few states where the governor must still approve parole for those who are serving life sentences. Supporters of changing that are pushing a bill during this year's General Assembly that would give that power to a commission.
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